Manual Lymphatic Drainage

This specialised technique stimulates the lymphatic system, a vital component of our body’s immune and detoxification processes.

Lymphatic Drainage

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Through a rhythmic and soothing touch, our skilled therapists encourage lymph flow, helping to reduce swelling, promote cellular regeneration, and enhance overall wellbeing.

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage, or MLD, is a gentle, pain-free treatment that stimulates a malfunctioning or fatigued lymphatic system.

Maintaining good lymphatic system health is crucial as it helps restore its condition when compromised due to surgery, injury or illness. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) therapy can be beneficial in such cases, provided there is no infection in the body.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage’s primary goal is to improve or restore the drainage and transport system that is impaired or slowed down. Most lymphatic systems are very close to the body’s surface, meaning MLD techniques require less pressure than a regular massage.

MLD activates the parasympathetic nervous system, naturally reducing stress and hormone activity. This means MLD is profoundly relaxing, as it calms the nervous system, reduces pain and restores balance. MLD massage helps strengthen the immune system.

What conditions benefit from Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

Some Conditions that benefit from MLD;

  • Pre-surgical preparation
  • Post-surgical swelling
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Allergies/hay fever
  • Headaches
  • Stress
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Pregnancy oedema
  • Eczema

Who should not have Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

MLD is not suited for people with:

  • Acute Inflammation with Infection.
  • Untreated DVT
  • Untreated Cancer
  • Congestive heart Failure.

Additional charges apply on weekends


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To ensure our therapists can provide a full body massage, you will be asked to undress to your underwear. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress to your underwear, and you will be covered with a towel at all times except the area being worked on. At all times, you must wear underwear. Any request to massage nude will not be honoured. Failing to comply with our rules will cause the treatment to cease immediately.

Please understand that we do reserve the right to refuse treatment. Body for Life only performs professional, therapeutic massage treatment.

Your massage will take place in a private, comfortable, quiet room. Easy listening music will be playing to help you relax, or you may choose to play your music; let the therapist know, and they will turn off the room speaker for you. Lighting can also be dimmed, so please ask if you prefer this.

Upon arrival, you will be led to our lounge area, where you will be offered herbal tea or water. You will be asked to fill in our health history client intake form, which you will hand to the therapist when they call you through to your treatment room.

Your therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like to work on, if any conditions need to be addressed, and to determine what type of massage or combination of modalities is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform specific assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and range of motion and see if you have any particular complaints or areas of concern.

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